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District 7

Shaun Abreu

Manhattan Valley, Manhattanville, Morningside Heights, Hamilton Heights

See full article here: https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2022/06/23/council-urges-state-to–blanket–new-york-city-as-a-gun-free-zone

By Anna Lucente Sterling

On the heels of the Supreme Court decision Thursday striking down New York’s concealed carry gun law, City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams urged Albany to essentially make New York City a gun-free zone.

Adams introduced a resolution that calls on the state to expand current definitions around “sensitive places” where the public is prohibited from carrying concealed guns, including using population density as a factor.

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By Michelle Cohen

The Covid-19 pandemic, among its many impacts, has drastically underscored the need for ways to mitigate steep commercial rents, such as rent regulation and temporary rent relief. Several local politicians have suggested solutions, including the temporary suspension of commercial rent tax. This week, New York City Council Majority Leader Keith Powers, Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, and Council Member Gale Brewer introduced legislation that would accomplish the latter.

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See full article here: https://www.amny.com/politics/clean-slate-coalition-new-york-city-pols-clean-slate-act/

By Isabel Song Beer

The Clean Slate NY Coalition held a press conference with elected New York City officials today to pass the Clean Slate Act before the end of the legislative session on June 2.

The Coalition was joined by City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, City Comptroller Brad Lander, resolute sponsor Nantasha Williams, bill sponsor State Assembly Member Catalina Cruz, and Council Members Shaun Abreu, Althea Stevens, and Sandy Nurse, alongside formerly incarcerated people, union representatives, and faith leaders. 

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Read the full article here: https://politicsny.com/2022/06/09/immigrant-advocates-council-members-demand-25m-in-budget-for-non-citizens/

By Ethan Stark-Miller

As city-budget negotiations are rumored to be wrapping up in the coming days, a coalition of City Council members and immigrant advocates rallied on the steps of City Hall calling on Mayor Eric Adams to put $25 million in funding into implementing a law that grants non-citizens the right to vote.

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On April 1, local elected and community leaders joined representatives from Columbia to tour and learn more about the Columbia-Harlem SBDC.

By Kelly Moffitt

April 05, 2022

See the full article here: https://neighbors.columbia.edu/news/local-leaders-visit-new-columbia-harlem-small-business-development-center-manhattanville

It’s no secret that some of the most exciting aspects of the Columbia Business School’s new home on the Manhattanville campus are the working and learning spaces in David Geffen Hall and Henry Kravis Hall.

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Citing THE CITY’s MISSING THEM reporting on the pandemic’s effect on children who’ve lost parents or other guardians, Council members want the child welfare agency to deliver quarterly reports on minors placed in foster care due to the coronavirus.

By Katie Honan, THE CITY

Read the full article here: https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2022/06/16/council-bill-would-make-acs-track-covid-toll-on-kids-who-lost-family/

By Scott Pringle

Listen here: https://www.wbgo.org/news/2022-06-15/bill-being-introduced-to-make-gun-seizure-stats-public-in-nyc

A bill is expected to be introduced in the New York City council Thursday that requires more public details on illegal gun seizures in New York City.

Councilman Shaun Abreu’s bill will require the NYPD to make gun seizure data public. Abreu says that includes location and if the gun was used in a crime.

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By Natalie Duddridge

Watch the press conference: https://www.cbsnews.com/newyork/news/nyc-council-looking-to-crack-down-on-gun-trafficking-and-dealers/

NEW YORK — Several City Councilmembers will introduce a new bill Thursday aimed at reducing gun violence.

As CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reported, it focuses on the illegal flow of firearms into the five boroughs.

“We don’t react until we see mass shootings.

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By Shaun Abreu and Donovan Richards

https://www.dataforprogress.org/blog/2022/5/20/two-tools-to-solve-traffic-violence-new-york-city

Last September, at 1:30 a.m. on Amsterdam Avenue, a driver struck and killed a 28-year-old named Pedro Garcia Gomez on his bicycle. At that hour, in accordance with state law, every speed safety camera in New York City was shut off – restricted from operating, as they are every night from 10 p.m.

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